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Things to do...

For the keen angler, complete fly and sea fishing outfits are available for the use of our guests. Whatever your preference, there is ample top quality fishing on Skye. There is information available at the cottage on where to go either river or sea fishing, including advice on where to get permits for fishing on the rivers Skeabost, Snizort, or Ose. Sea trips can be arranged, and you will find an abundance of information regarding trips around the island.
For the more active guest, mountain bikes are available for use, with some wonderful on or off road routes for the enthusiast or leisure rider to enjoy. There are plenty of walks for all levels within a short drive of the cottage.
There is an otter hide located at the bottom of our croft and otters can be seen wandering around the shore below the road, and up the Caroy and Balmeanach rivers. Dolphins, porpoises and even a whale have been sighted in the past in the loch. Last year, a basking shark was also spotted there!
The golden eagle, sea eagle, black grouse, red shank and the short eared owl have been frequently seen around the cottage and in the surrounding area. Geese are regularly seen flying over, and the cuckoo can often be heard singing in the springtime. We are members of the RSPB and have information on local birds available at the cottage.
High quality night-vision goggles are available to borrow at the cottage to help spot wildlife at night. Foxes, hares, rabbits and hedgehogs can all be seen scurrying around nearby.


Genealogy

Skye carries an abundance of history associated with it, especially around the time of the clearances. Information relating the the islandís clans can be found at the cottage. Read about the battles between the MacLeodís of Dunvegan, MacDonaldís of Sleat, the Nicolsonís of Braes and the Rossís of Glendale.
Read about the Chief MacLeod gathering his army of men on the shores of Loch Caroy, ready to be shipped to Inverness to battle for Bonnie Prince Charlie.
The Polly, a ship leaving from Portree and then Raasay, sailing for the Prince Edward Island in Canada, left Skye in 1803. It sailed from Skye on the 1st of June and arrived on the 7th August, carrying around 400 passengers. Unfortunately, there are no accurate records to say how many arrived. Trace your own heritage during your stay on the island by spending some time with local Genealogist known as Skye-kin (Skye Kin website). You can book time to discover more about your past, tracing your family tree back to the 1800ís or beyond. For more information visit Skye the Island & Lochalsh website.

Links to other sites of interest

Isle of Skye walks - online guide for walkers
Cuillin Guides - mountain guiding
Skye Birds - guide for birdwatchers
Skye-net -Isle of Skye lisitings
Armadale Castle Gardens and Museum-Visit Clan Donald
Dunvegan Castle
Isle of Skye Golf Club
Talisker Whisky
RSPB
seaeagles
Juicy Pear Photography
Three Chimneys Restaurant
Ullinish Country Lodge

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